Quepos is known by many as one of the most interstates sites in Costa Rica for its large fishing port. Quepos is a small town located at almost 160 kilometers from San Jose in the province of Puntarenas. Being located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Quepos is a beautiful place to enjoy a relaxing weekend. To get access to Quepos is necessary a trip of three hours by car from San Jose and passing through the towns of Atenas, Orotina, Tárcoles, Jaco, and Parrita. A quick way to get here is by taking a domestic flight from the Juan Santa Maria International Airport and then makes a short trip of about 20 to 40 minutes to the city.
It has warm and dry weather during all the year, however during the rainy season can be affected by heavy rains although it can almost always enjoy an abundance of sun and nice weather.
It is well known throughout the country as a key point for fishing. Quepos offers the tourists not only fantastic fishing opportunities but also many other alternatives to those that would like to enjoy other activities. This town has many hotels and accommodations at very reasonable prices in addition to luxurious resorts located all over the place. If you want to enjoy the nightlife there are many restaurants, bars, and lounges. The center of the town is a charming place filled with many places dedicated to selling local food, hotels, art galleries and shops, all situated in front of the beach. If you decide to visit the town during the festival season you will find the streets filled with dances, parades, and concerts.
With an exciting atmosphere that can be found around the town, the best time to visit Quepos is between January and April when the weather is dry. The fishing season lasts from December to March and April and August can be quite hot while September brings much rain.
Quepos has one of the best deep-sea fishing worlds, it can be found in abundance marlin, sailfish, Amberjack, Wahoo, Dorado, big eye tuna and roosterfish among others. Enthusiastic fishermen can fish on the beach or offshore. If do not like fishing you can enjoy other activities like the tours by canoe, the horseback riding, kayaking, riding a raft or dive.
This town is also important because of its proximity to the world-famous Manuel Antonio National Park which is 7 kilometers from the town. Quepos besides being visited by tourists both domestic and foreign is also frequented by many international scientists and naturalists who come to study the great variety of flora and fauna of the region.